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Dolores Huerta to speak at Hartnell College

November 14th, 2006

Dolores Huerta, teacher and co-founder of the United Farm Workers, will speak at Hartnell College on Tuesday evening, November 21, at 7 p.m. in the Hartnell College gymnasium. Her talk, “Conversation of Healing and Uniting a Community,” is co-sponsored by the Center for Teacher Education and the Future Teachers Club.

Huerta is a pioneer in social activism on behalf of many disenfranchised groups of people, most notably farm workers. For her community activism and courage, she has been awarded seven honorary doctorates. There are six elementary and high schools named after her. She is the recipient of many awards, including the Outstanding Labor Leader Award given by the California state senate in 1984; the American Civil Liberties Union’s Roger Baldwin Medal of Liberty Award, the Eugene V. Debs Foundation Outstanding American Award, and the Ellis Island Medal of Freedom Award given in 1993; the United States Presidential Eleanor D. Roosevelt Human Rights Award given in 1998; and the Nation/Puffin Award for Creative Citizenship in 2002.

The public is invited and encouraged to attend. Tickets are $5 in advance or $8 at the door. Tickets are available by calling 755-6768 or 235-7951.